CreationTime

In 2015 Pope Francis designated 1 September annually as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in the Catholic Church. The day of prayer, the pope said, gives individuals and communities an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation and an opportunity to ask God’s forgiveness “for sins committed against the world in which we live”.

Pope Francis said he was instituting the prayer day for Catholics because he shares the concern of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who initiated the 1 September prayer day for the Orthodox Church in 1989. And, of course, 2015 was the year that Laudato Si’, the Environment Encyclical was produced. On 1 September 2016, Pope Francis led vespers for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in St. Peter’s Basilica. Similar prayer services were held around the world.

  What_is_Creation_Time.pdf (76.1 KiB, 32 hits)

  Creation_Time_Resources.pdf (59.1 KiB, 36 hits)

  Laudato_Si_Resources.pdf (65.2 KiB, 31 hits)

 

Sample services to download

1. Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Creation Time and the Feast of St Francis 2016 in Southampton

  Vigil_from__ Immaculate Conception parish_Southampton_2016.pdf (110.7 KiB, 27 hits)

2. Service for World Day of Prayer for Creation on 1st September 2016 at St Joseph’s, Ansdell

  St_Josephs_Ansdell_Prayer_Service_for_World_Day_of_Prayer_for_Creation_1st_September.pdf (395.6 KiB, 29 hits)

3. Opening Prayer prepared by Sr. Louisa Poole SSL for the National Justice & Peace Conference 2015

  NJPN_2015_Sunday_Morning_Prayer_Louisa.pdf (123.7 KiB, 26 hits)

 

Other Creation Time documents

All of the resources below were prepared by Liverpool J&P and CAFOD.

1. Reflections for Creation Time 2016

  Liverpool_JP_and_CAFOD_CreationTime2016.pdf (1.1 MiB, 22 hits)

2. Lent 2017 – Reflections with Laudato Si’

  Lent_reflection_2017_with_Laudato_Si.pdf (2.1 MiB, 25 hits)

3. Lenten Reflections – Mercy and Our Common Home

  Liverpool_JP_and_CAFOD_Lenten_Reflections_Mercy_and_our_common_home.pdf (2.2 MiB, 24 hits)

 

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